With knowingly clever song titles like "Killed Off in the Second Act" and "Marty McFly, Nostradamus, and I", any Panic at the Disco fan can look at the track listings for the latest album by emo/indie rockers The American Scene and guess what By Way of Introduction will sound like. Packed full of intelligent lyrics, bratty vocals and confident musicianship, this record may not break much new ground, but when you're having this much fun, who cares about innovation?
By Annie Zaleski on 07.18.14 in Reviews
Upright Behavior, the second album from the bewitching Brooklyn quintet Landlady, has the same cracked-worldview approach as the band's debut, 2011's Keeping To Yourself. But this time, frontman Adam Schatz — who's...
By J. Edward Keyes on 05.21.14 in News
Has there ever been a collaboration more apt than Jad Fair and Danielson? The former was a founding member of pioneering art-fi outift Half Japanese, and built a cultish fan base crafting cockeyed rock songs that still d...
By J. Edward Keyes on 04.28.14 in News
"Introversion" is a song with its teeth clenched. The guitars are stern and taut as a barbed-wire trampoline, and vocalist Michael Petkau Falk's ominous baritone recalls Nick Cave and the National's Matt Berninger...
By Andrew Parks on 03.03.14 in Live in Pictures
Nobunny and The Hussy, live in Brooklyn on February 5, 2014